By Sarah Li Cain
Google any news article and you'll find horror stories of people being unemployed for six months or more. You'll mostly likely read that they suffer from depression, have anxiety issues or are even suicidal.
Kind of bleak, isn't it? While long-term unemployment isn't something to be taken... Read More »
Zillions of resumes are useless except perhaps for lining a bird cage's floor. The main cause? Resume advice has changed little over the decades, so most resumes today feel moldy, cliche-larded, as if spewed from resume software or a hired gun from the disco era. Read More »
When it comes to the challenges of job hunting, simply getting your resume before a hiring manager can be an obstacle. Too few job seekers, however, are adept at making their experience and talents stand out on the page.
One example is the resume of Alex Doe (a pseudonym), below. He leads with a "summary of... Read More »
Like many military veterans, Jess Doe (a pseudonym) had trouble articulating the responsibilities of her civilian job. Her single-page resume (below) reflects that problem. Doe's most current position, for example, as an assistant instructor at a taekwondo studio in Wisconsin, lists but two responsibilities... Read More »
Are you a 5-foot-7 female who has three dogs, loves skydiving and makes a killer margarita? Unless you're applying for a job as a dog walker, skydiving instructor or bartender, these details do not belong on your resume. Read More »
Given the amount of information and resources available to job seekers today, I'm sure you think there's nothing you don't know about looking for work in 2012. Well, here are three things you may not have realized about job search these days: Read More »
One of the most challenging aspects of a job search is writing a compelling resume. First you have to look back on all of your experience and figure out how to condense it to one page. Then you have to make sure it's tailored to each job you're applying for, whether that means moving around the order of your... Read More »
By Justin Thompson
It seems everyone has an opinion on what a resume should contain, how many pages it should be and how it should be formatted. So as we enter into a new year, what are the universally agreed-upon elements that are in, and which ones are now passe? Here are some of the best practices when... Read More »
By Jenny Weigle, social media manager for CareerBuilder
In late spring of 2011, I was informed that our department (marketing and communications) would be hiring a summer intern, and I was offered the chance to be the intern's supervisor. I was hired as a social media manager in November 2010. Then, just a... Read More »
In today's competitive job market, creating the best resume possible may seem daunting. It can help to view the process much like an elaborate puzzle that comes together piece-by-piece.
Begin by making sure all your contact information at the top of page -- the header -- is current and free of errors.
In... Read More »
You've been handed the dreaded pink slip. In other words, you've been laid off, fired, terminated, let go, canned or "RIF'd" (for "reduction in force"). Whatever you call it, it's some of the worst information you'll ever receive. I'm sure that the pain associated with such news explains why bosses and owners... Read More »
By Sean Weinberg
Let's visualize, shall we? Close your eyes (on second thought, don't close your eyes), clear your mind, and imagine a resume.
What do you see?
Do you see a piece of paper? Nice paper? Bullet points? Times New Roman font? You might be something slightly different, but probably only... Read More »